McAfee Inc. (NYSE:MFE) announced the launch of its Cybersecurity Expert Council, consisting of information security experts from some of the largest companies around the world. The goal of the council is to provide real-world experience to support the research that McAfee commissions. McAfee’s Cybersecurity Expert Council will be composed of a select group of 50 to 100 authorities globally who will review McAfee research reports, analyze findings, provide commentary, share security best practices and speak to industry researchers.
The release of McAfee’s newest report, Unsecured Economies: Protecting Vital Information , marks the first time the Cybersecurity Expert Council has provided input on McAfee-commissioned research. The research, conducted by Purdue University’s Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security, finds the global recession is putting vital information at greater risk than ever before.
“ Unsecured Economies: Protecting Vital Information report provides insight on securing intellectual property during these uncertain times,” said Brian Young, Senior Systems and Security Analyst at Adena Health System. “Knowing that our input may help other businesses in similar situations is very satisfying.”
“The membership of the Cybersecurity Expert Council is dedicated to educating our peers in the IT security sector and beyond,” said David O’Berry, Director of Information Technology Systems and Services at The South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole, and Pardon Service. “We hope that through research and vigilance we can use our collective experiences to help keep valued information safe.”
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